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                       Federal Communications Commission

                               Enforcement Bureau

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              Philadelphia Office

                     One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

                           2300 East Lincoln Highway

                         Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

                                 (215) 741-3016

                               December  18, 2013

   Sheraton at the Falls

   Niagara Falls, New York

                         NOTICE OF Unlicensed Operation

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-13-00011970

   Document Number: W201432400004

   The Enforcement Bureau's Philadelphia Office received information alleging
   that Sheraton at the Falls (Sheraton) in Niagara Falls, New York was
   operating radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC authorization.
   On October 23, 2013, agents from the Philadelphia Office conducted an
   inspection of the radio transmitting equipment at the Sheraton in Niagara
   Falls, New York, and found that it was operating portable radio
   transmitters on the frequencies 465.000 MHz and 464.55 MHz without
   authorization. A review of the Commission's records showed that no license
   was issued to Sheraton for operating radio transmitting equipment on these
   frequencies in Niagara Falls, New York.

   Radio transmitting equipment must be licensed by the FCC. You are hereby
   warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended,^ and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment.^ Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC. Your
   response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and reference the
   listed case number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3),
   we are informing you that the Commission's staff will use all relevant
   material information before it to determine what, if any, enforcement
   action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC Rules.^ This will
   include any information that you disclose in your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   David C. Dombrowski

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   ^ 47 U.S.C. S 301.

   ^ See 47 U.S.C. SS 401, 501, 503, 510.

   ^ 5 U.S.C. S 552a(e)(3).

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